©1976 Robert Graysmith; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Provocative....Bizarre....Graysmith's taut narrative brings the horror back with jolt upon jolt." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Will fascinate true-crime readers." (Library Journal)
Yes, absolutely, in fact I have recommended it to several friends. It almost wants to make you start researching the story try to locate this guy. You might think that you know the story, but you dont.
Well, the most memorable part was the ending because it leaves you hanging. And there is no ending. I hope this isn't a spoiler for anyone, but this killer is either still out there or has died and we may never know who he is. That is memorable in a bad way for me.
They couldnt have picked a better performer for the book. His voice brings the right amount of edge to this book. His voice makes parts of the book a little scary.
maybe: "Why it still matters"
It is easy to listed to this book and make statements about it as if it was recently written, which is not a correct analysis of this book. In this book, Mr. Graysmith published his recollections of what was happening and how the whole story panned out the way it did. You can take out all the evidence that no longer matters because of recent findings, but it is important to learn why the detectives did what they did. Get the book, if you are a fan of the genre you will enjoy it.
bone chilling truth
The Zodiac he was lucky enough to not get caught.
the murder investigations were the best
To know that this person was able to escape justice scares me to death.
This book is written and told so well I would advise anyone to try this book I think they
would be frightened and enjoy the book at the same time.
i never read the print version. i wouldnt go on to the audio version if i had. why would anyone do that, when there is a whole world of other books to explore?
the memorable moments in this story are all to horrible to recall in detail.
his performance did not detract from the book, that is important.
i had seen the movie about this, way back when, so i was interested in the fuller version of events. and that is what i got, in this book. in that way it was very interesting to me. i felt it was well researched and explained. perhaps not up to the standards of ann rule, but one cant have everything.
Story was very hard to follow and narrator was so monotone. Could not make it passed the third chapter
No. This is not a reflection of the story I just don't listen to books twice that often.
I think that the presentation of the narrative was pretty good. The narrators voice matched the subject matter.
I like the part of the story where the zodiac got away from the cops after killing the guy in the taxi cab. CHILLING. This is a close second to the autopsy descripitions. :)
GET THIS...IT REALLY HAPPENED!
Colorful, thoughtful account that becomes very difficult to listen to when Graysmith becomes completely consumed with this case. I'll have to read the print version because the repetition of ideas towards the end of this gave me a headache. Reading and listening are so different.
I would certainly read another book by Robert Graysmith. His take on true crime is absorbing, for the most part. He's a perceptive observer and his passion for the subject elevates the book beyond the sordid standard true crime story.
No, but would be delighted to listen to him again. He has a very rich voice,
It is and I did.
The narration is excellent and matches the matter-of-fact, horrifying tone of the story.
This story about a killer who sent messages to the press and actually had them published is almost too unbelievable to be true and is even more shocking in our time. The poorly-done movies inspired by Zodiac could never depict the terrifying, graphic nature of the murders which are recreated in disturbing detail in this book. Graysmiith has a matter-of-fact, journalistic approach that makes you feel that you are walking on to a fresh crime scene and investigating the case yourself, without any of the embellishment of a CSI.
Yes, it is hard to stop listening and will keep you awake at night -- checking the locks on the doors. Don't listen as you're going to sleep.
I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this one has been the best. Too disturbing to listen too twice.
I really enjoyed listening to this book while commuting on my bike to work. It really was fascinating remembering the case after all of these years. I thought the book well written and read.
Very amazing how close the police came to catching Zodiac. Makes you wonder about other crimes that haven'tbeen solved.
This is the first time, and I really enjoyed listening.
I remember when the Zodiac killings took place, but living in Michigan at the time, high school student I just thought it was too far away from me. Listening now about what happened and how close the police were to catching him just amazes me.
Lots of background detail that weren't published during the active investigation of Zodiac. The whole book reads like the best suspense fiction. What makes it truly chilling is that it all actually happened. The narrator is a perfect match for the content. If you love suspense, read this!
What a let-down. After listening to hours and hours of details on a possible suspect, the author would just say, "I knew it wasn't him," and move on. Then the case he made for who he thinks was the Zodiac is so thin that I wasn't convinced. I was really disappointed. I'm not a detail person in the first place, and to go through all those details and then not have a satisfying conclusion was a real bummer! The narrator was great with his matter of fact low bass voice. He was a perfect match to the material, but even he couldn't make something out of nothing. I don't recommend the book.
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